Posts tagged "religion"

Today’s Lady News: Hijab-Wearing Muslim Girl In NY Assaulted By A Classmate

A Muslim girl on Staten Island in New York was shoved, punched, kicked and had her hijab (headscarf) nearly pulled off by a 12-year-old classmate, , reportedly because of…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Remembering Geraldine Ferraro, Catholic Abortion Rights Supporter

Geraldine Ferraro, who died this weekend, made headlines as the first-ever woman to be nominated for vice president by a mainstream political party. But Geraldine Ferraro should also be…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2011 - 6:50 pm

Katy Perry’s Mom Didn’t Know How To Feel About “I Kissed A Girl”

“I recognized the psalmist gift in her performance. Yet she sang out, ‘I kissed a girl, and I liked it,’ while thousands joined her. One part of my heart soared…

Kate Torgovnick/ | March 28, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Finger-Banged By Jesus

If this was what happened at church every Sunday, I would actually go. Just sayin’… [Buzzfeed]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 24, 2011 - 10:40 am

Pole Dancing For Jesus Is The New Christian Workout


If you thought pole-dancing died when Miley Cyrus got on the pole, you were wrong. The true death knell is Pole Fitness For Jesus, a pole-dancing class…

Jessica Wakeman | March 22, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Girl Talk: I Dated A “True Love Waits” Christian

I grew up in a small town. It was in the “heartland”– the middle of the country, yet everyone had twangy Southern accents. The town didn’t have much money or…

Rachel White | February 16, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Kelly Preston Gave Birth Using The Xenu Method

“Silent birth is basically just no words as much as possible. If you need to moan, if you need to cry out … of course that’s normal … But,…

Ami Angelowicz | January 20, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Ted Haggard Coming To A Television Near You

In 2006, Ted Haggard was one of the most powerful ministers in the United States—he was the head of the enormous New Life Church in Colorado and the leader of…

Kate Torgovnick/ | January 7, 2011 - 2:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Catholic Hospital In Trouble For Giving Woman Life-Saving Abortion

The Catholic Church has unaffiliated itself with an Arizona hospital after it performed an abortion on a woman who would have died had she carried her pregnancy to term.

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2010 - 9:30 pm

What Is The Evangelical “Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement”?

Weeks ago, we met the evangelical housewives who submit to their husbands. Now let’s meet the evangelical “stay-at-home daughters” — young women who forgo higher education and a career to…

Jessica Wakeman | November 30, 2010 - 7:30 pm

NY Times Mag Profiles Evangelical Housewives Who Submit To Their Husbands

I am absolutely fascinated by people’s reasons for holding onto stiffly defined gender roles. For that reason, this weekend’s New York Times Magazine article, “Housewives of God,” was an absolute…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Princess-ification Is Everywhere … Even The Bible

I am no Biblical scholar. Far from it. But there is one thing I know from the Bible stories that I have read: there weren’t any princesses. Or frilly dresses,…

Jessica Wakeman | October 5, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Pastor Eddie Long Teaches Wifely Submission And That “Wives And Women Can Never Rule Over Men”

If you’ve read the news at all lately, you have heard of the trials and tribulations of Bishop Eddie Long. The Atlanta mega-church pastor is accused of sexual coercion of…

Jessica Wakeman | October 1, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Girl Talk: I Was Raised A Fundamentalist

In my life as a 27-year-old media professional in New York City, the subject of God is not one that comes up a lot. Even when it does, I am…

Emily McCombs | September 7, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Quotable: Katy Perry’s Childhood Was Super-Duper-Duper Religious

“Speaking in tongues is as normal to me as ‘Pass the salt.’ It’s a secret, direct prayer language to God. A lot of religions use meditation or chanting. My dad…

Ami Angelowicz | August 3, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Former Scientologists Say The Church Pressured Them To Get Abortions

Not that we ever thought particularly good things about the Church of Scientology and their Xenu-fearing ways, but this new report from the St. Petersburg Times is particularly disturbing.

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 14, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Quotable: Heidi Montag Asked God Whether To Get Plastic Surgery

“I prayed about it for a long time and said, ‘God, if it’s wrong, then I won’t do it.’”Heidi Montag on talking to God before signing on to get 10

Kate Torgovnick/ | May 26, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Jesus Christ Is Coming To Comedy Central

Even though Mohammed’s cameo on “South Park” didn’t go over so well, Comedy Central is prepared to show that it doesn’t discriminate when it comes to offending religious groups. Next…

Ami Angelowicz | May 7, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: French Muslim Woman Fined For Driving While Veiled

A French Muslim woman received a $29 fine from police in Nantes, France, for wearing a veil while driving a car. Police say the body-covering veil — called a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 23, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Clothing Company Makes Islam Hipster-Friendly

Those “Jesus is My Homeboy” T-shirts had their moment. Now taking the spotlight in hip/ironic religious wear (who knew such a market existed?) is a company called Styleislam, which produces…

Leonora Epstein | March 22, 2010 - 6:40 pm
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